Trials and Punishments
With finishing up the last couple classes of the semester, all of the instances that lead up to and contributed to World War II come into place. The Nuremberg Trials were interesting to say the least. In multiple cases, The Nazis continued to put the blame on other people. They claimed that they were just following orders and carrying out what they were told to complete. Like in the Battalion 101 some people chose to leave the situation when given the chance, but they almost chose to stay and do what the Nazis instructed them to do, rather than to walk away. I guess I cannot put myself into that kind of situation or even begin to think about how it went down, but the manipulation and the fear that the Nazi party put on the common man really played their part. When trialed against, they probably had no other thought rather than to blame others for the actions they have committed. Maybe they thought it would have justified their actions if there was a higher or lower person to blame, like it wasn’t their fault for the destruction they have caused. And with the punishments, killing for killing, I cannot take a side for that either. You can’t fix violence with violence, but some people thought it was the only suitable punishment for the deaths that those people caused. I did my term paper on Doctors in Nazi Germany and almost all of the different doctors I read about, when they got trialed, they were hung for the atrocities that they committed.
The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/imt/imt.htm.
History. Nuremberg Trials. Photo. 2015. Accessed December 5, 2015. http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nuremberg-trials